The study was published in Tuesday’s edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association believe that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the U.S. has reached a plateau. The research team found that 2.41% of U.S. kids and teens had a form of autism between 2014 and 2016. The prevalence for boys over the three-year period was 3.54%, compared with 1.22% for girls. The 1.78% prevalence among Latino children was significantly lower than for non-Latino blacks (2.36%) or for non-Latino whites (2.71%). The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders was 2.21% in the South, 2.24% in the West, 2.47% in the Midwest and 3.05% in the Northeast. However, researchers could not identify why it was leveling off.
This leveling of Autism is good news. Let’s wait and see.